11th St & 12th St between Avenue B & Avenue A

Welcome to a wild place: this block in 1609! Through the tabs below, discover the wildlife, Native American use, and landscape factors of this block's original ecology, as reconstructed by the Mannahatta Project. You can also explore the block today and sponsor the Mannahatta Project into the future.


Find out what plants and animals might have lived in this block in September 1609. Click on the common name to see that species in the center of the Muir web; click on the scientific name to learn more about the ecology of the species.

Common Name Scientific Name Probability
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Green Heron Butorides virescens
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven Corvus corax
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Eastern Wood Peewee Contopus virens
Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Northern Parula Setophaga americana
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Sora Porzana carolina
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammospiza caudacuta
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Eastern Screech Owl Megascops asio
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Hairy Woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca